χLIN6-NEMO: A Network Mobility Protocol Based on LIN6

Ayumi BANNO  Takuma OIWA  Fumio TERAOKA  

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IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Communications   Vol.E89-B   No.4   pp.1070-1079
Publication Date: 2006/04/01
Online ISSN: 1745-1345
DOI: 10.1093/ietcom/e89-b.4.1070
Print ISSN: 0916-8516
Type of Manuscript: Special Section PAPER (Special Section on Internet Technology VI)
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Keyword: 
network mobility (NEMO),  routing,  IPv6,  

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Summary: 
This paper proposes χLIN6-NEMO, a network mobility protocol based on LIN6. LIN6 is a host mobility protocol in IPv6 and is based on separation of the location and the identifier. In IETF, NEMO Basic Support Protocol based on Mobile IPv6 is standardized as a network mobility protocol. NEMO Basic Support Protocol as well as Mobile IPv6, however, has several fundamental problems in its communication procedures such as inefficient routing, header overhead due to tunneling, and single point of failure. χLIN6-NEMO makes use of the address structure of LIN6 and solves these problems. A fixed node and a Mobile IPv6 node can be connected to a mobile network provided by χLIN6-NEMO. A mobile network provided by NEMO Basic Support Protocol can also be connected to a mobile network provided by χLIN6-NEMO. We implemented χLIN6-NEMO on NetBSD 1.6.2 Release. Our measurement results showed χLIN6-NEMO can provide network mobility with low overhead.